About Us

Dien S. Vong, L.Ac., DAOM

Dien Vong is a licensed acupuncturist with over 13 years of experience in treating various types of pain conditions and stress-induced complaints, among other ailments. She founded Avida Center in 2010 with the goal of providing patients with a transformative treatment experience.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Neuroscience with a minor in Psychology from Lehigh University. She then continued her education by earning a Master’s of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from Pacific College in San Diego. She also completed an externship at Cheng Du University in China and served as a faculty member at Pacific College for eight years.

Christina Howell, CMT

Christina Howell is a Certified Massage Therapist with over 6 years of experience in a style that blends Swedish and deep tissue with Acupressure and connective tissue techniques. She also specializes in prenatal massage and Chi Nei Tsang (Internal Organ Chi Massage modalities). Her approach to massage creates a unique massage that suits your specific needs targeted to relieve pain and promote body structure functionality.

She earned her Associate of Science in Massage Therapy and Asian Bodywork from Pacific College and is licensed by the State of CA and is a member of the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association).  She continued her education at Pacific College and earned a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She will be a practicing licensed acupuncturist in 2019.